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Leaders, influencers and entrepreneurs converge in NJ at 2019 Entrepreneur Empowerment Lunch (EEL)

The first set of panel speakers including leaders, influencers and entrepreneurs for “Beauty, Health and Wealth: Taking Charge of Our Lives” event have been announced, giving an insight into our biggest and best EEL yet!

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The 2019 Entrepreneur Empowerment Lunch is hosted by Hudson County Community College.

The excitement is growing as we are getting closer to “Beauty, Health and Wealth: Taking Charge of Our Lives”  this year’s theme for the 2019 Entrepreneur Empowerment Lunch. Organizational leaders, social media influencers and successful entrepreneurs have been tapped to gather at the Hudson County Culinary Conference Center,161 Newkirk Ave, Jersey City NJ 07306 on June 13, 2019 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm(Registration, breakfast and networking starts at 8:00am )

“In addition to exceptional keynote and celebrity speakers, leaders, influencers and entrepreneurs from around the country are converging in Jersey City on June 13 to produce the most dynamic event for Latinas and other minority women entrepreneurs in the Northeast region. We continue with our goal to help them “Learn. Connect. Succeed!” and find the network and resources they need to advance their businesses,” said Susana G Baumann, President and CEO, Latinas in Business Inc.

Choose one workshop from each session at registration. Maximum capacity for each workshop is 35-40 participants on a first come, first serve basis. We reserve the right to move participants to other workshops on the same session if workshop is at full capacity so register soon!panelist speakers

EEL Panel speakers from around the country

From Los Angeles to Miami, Virginia to New York and New Jersey, participants at the workshops include the who’s who in this spectrum of leaders, influencers and successful entrepreneurs.

A new addition this year are the “talleres en español” (Spanish Workshops) where women will find information to start, grow or expand their businesses. “We had many requests from women who are just starting as entrepreneurs or would like to start a side business, so we added these talleres en español. In this way, we give them an opportunity to meet other successful women conducting their businesses and encourage them to  pursue their dreams,” Baumann said.

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Some of the panel speakers announced  include organizational leaders Diana Franco, Director, Women Entrepreneurs of New York  (NYC), Trinidad de la Rosa, Spanish Language Manager at Rising Tide Capital (NJ), and Samantha (Unger) Katz, CEO & Co-Founder, Left Tackle Capital.

Also announced are social media influencers Stephanie Flor, founder, AroundtheWorldBeauty.com (NY); LeAura Luciano, EverSoPopular (NY); Sugey Palomares, Social Media manager, Family Circle (NY); and Danay Escanaverino, founder, LunaSol Media.

Entrepreneurs include Maria del Pilar Avila, founder Renovad and InterDUCTUS; Dr Ginny A. Baro, founder, Fearless Women @Work; Nelly Reyes, Founder and CEO, Freshie Feminine Care (NJ) ; Silvina Rodriguez Picaro, SRP Health Care Communications (FL), and Gladys Voghlan, co-founder, K&G Agency Solutions. (This is a partial list of speakers, more to be announced soon).

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“We are grateful to Hudson County Community College and their new President, Dr. Chris Reber, for their constant support and hospitality. As a Hispanic-serving institution,  they are again co-hosting this magnificent event that showcases the best and most successful stories of Latinas and other women entrepreneurs building businesses, families and community around them,” Baumann said.

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Workshops at 2019 Entrepreneur Empowerment Lunch

SESSION 1 (9:30 am to 10:30 am)

  1. Win the Marketing Battle: How to get your foot in the door with major buyers

What are large companies looking for in diverse suppliers? How can you market your products to major chains? Learn from entrepreneurs who sold their products to large companies and from companies with a solid supplier diversity program how you can sell your products to the general market.

  1. The Healthy Consumer Trend: What’s in it for me? 

Consumers’ health is front and center for those who churn out the food products that will line supermarket shelves in the next year. Selections like “organic,” “no added sugar or artificial ingredients,” “no-GMO,” or “gluten free” are now available to the consumer. Find out the trends that are disrupting the market and hear from companies and local incubators what you need to start or expand your healthy product business.

  1. The Wellness Industry: Users, providers and technology 

Mindfulness, clean eating, spas and essential oils— it’s all part of the wellness trend that’s growing faster than the veggies in your friend’s rooftop garden. The wellness industry is now worth over $3.7 trillion. Hear from these entrepreneurs how they founded and expanded their wellness businesses, how technology is helping them grow and expand, and how they are riding the wellness wave.

  1. Incubadoras: Oportunidades para negocios entre 1 y 3 años 

Cuando se comienza un negocio no basta tener una idea; es necesario gestar un plan que proyecte el desarrollo y la ejecución del emprendimiento. Las incubadoras son excelentes herramientas para impulsar el nacimiento de empresas, pues proporcionan la asistencia necesaria para crecer. Conoce cómo funcionan y aprovéchalas para emprender.

SESSION 2 (11:30 am to 12:30 pm)

  1. Raising Capital for Startups: The tough road to success 

Of the more than $40 billion of funds raised by venture capital firms, less than 3% is allocated to minority-owned startups. However, if the startup has a “double-minority” owner –for instance, woman and Latina– that figure drastically drops to just 0.2%. Interact with angel investors and alternative sources of income to learn how you can present your business to obtain funding.

  1. Strategies to Expanding and Securing your Business Future 

Do you want to expand your business but don’t know how? Are you stagnant and need to create new strategies to secure the financial growth of your business? You may be wondering how to take the next step and grow your business securely beyond its current status. Hear from women entrepreneurs who successfully strategized their businesses’ growth and from experts who can help you achieve a new level of success.

  1. Branding in the Era of Social Media 

Your brand is your company’s identity. It is the link that connects your company to your customers and vice versa. A strong brand provides your business value. It is reflected in everything from “look and. feel” to your mission and vision. A strong brand provide value to your organization well beyond your physical assets. Join our Branding Experts and Social Media Influencers to discuss how you can also create a strong brand for your company and for you!

  1. Empieza tu negocio en belleza, salud y finanzas ya! 

Tienes una idea y no sabes por dónde empezar? Quieres desarrollar o establecer tu negocio con servicios y programas que te ayuden a capacitarte y ampliar las oportunidades económicas como dueño/a de negocio? Ven a presenter tu caso a estas organizaciones que tienen oportunidades y recursos para que comiences o expandas tu propio negocio.

Choose one workshop from each session at registration. Maximum capacity for each workshop is 35-40 participants on a first come, first serve basis. We reserve the right to move participants to other workshops on the same session if workshop is at full capacity so register soon!

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